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Re: Bug#523794: ITP: php-version-control-svn -- wrapper interface for the Subversion command-line client

On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 05:00:57PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> Philipp Kern wrote:
> > I also found svn to be not Ctrl-C-able at time.  I don't know if that applies
> > to other signals too but if so I can imagine quite some hanging processes
> > on a server.
> Ack - I know this problem too well. the 'kill -9' axe is the only way to get rid
> of svn processes in time, unfortunately.

All you did was preventing SVN from releasing locks.  As a long-time user, I
have yet to see an apparent lockup due to something else.  SVN uses a
brain-dead way of locking that takes age to clean up, but leaving them stale
is asking for trouble.  With that in mind, SVN's decision to always clean up
after a Ctrl-C rather than exit immediately is a sound one.

On the other hand, indeed, taking several minutes to abort an operation on a
project with 64k dirs 250k files in trunk is bad.  That's why most of us
have migrated to git.

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		//	Never attribute to stupidity what can be
		//	adequately explained by malice.

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